My aunt's laptop is locking up, and running really slow. First thing I did was ctrl+alt+del to go to task manager. Sure enough, something is periodically running the CPU at 90% to 100%.
The problem is, it's not showing me the actual process that is doing it. Aligning processes by CPU usage puts task manager at about 5 to 20 percent. And everything else at 0 to 1 percent. So how is the total reported CPU at 100 percent?
I can only imagine there is some sort of hidden process?
Is there something trusted that can more accurately report the process that is running up the CPU on a win7 computer?
And yes, google is my friend, and will give me a hundred "better than task manager" free programs. But I won't know which is legit and which is some spyware/trojan/scam. So if anyone knows of a trusted software that isn't going to infect my computer. Thanks in advance.